Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Dylan and Ronan need to grow the hell up

A book was supposed to be published. Instead, the publisher canceled the contract. Was it because the entire premise of the book was faulty? No, and we're not talking about Naomi Wolf. Was it because the book contained 'state secrets'? No, and we're not talking about John Bolton.

The book was a memoir.

Why was it canceled? Because two overgrown babies threw a fit -- no doubt urged on by their hag of a mother. Yes, we are talking Dylan and Ronan Farrow. The trash fruit of the trash scandal of the last half of the 20th century. It was so big -- the custody battle between Mia Farrow and Woody Allen following their messy break up.

 devil mia

For those who do not know, Mia and Woody began dating in the 1980s. They did not live together. They did consider it but Woody couldn't take the hectic household Mia ran with countless children. During the time they dated, they were not exclusive. Mia has infamously admitted, years after the split, that she continued to sleep with her first husband Frank Sinatra throughout her relationship with Woody. Mia also assumed (and was probably correct) that Woody was sleeping with Dianne Wiest. She also assumed (incorrectly) that one of her sisters was sleeping with Woody. Though she put on a big show of it, the reality is they were not in an exclusive relationship and both had other partners throughout their relationship. They also had three children. Ronan was the son of Woody's that Mia gave birth to (though she would later attempt to claim Frank Sinatra was the father). She adopted Moses and Dylan and Woody would go on to co-adopt them at Mia's urging. There was no move for Woody to adopt any of Mia's other children -- on Woody's part or on Mia's part.

With Andre Previn (husband number two), Mia had a number of children including Soon-Yi Previn who was adopted and who was born in 1970. (Mia has argued about Soon-Yi's year of birth. In 1992, a suspicious Mia rifled through Woody Allen's home and discovered photos of Soon-Yi (she would have been 22 at this time) and learned of their affair. She then attacked Soon-Yi, beating her with a phone. It was not the first time Mia would be physically abusive to Soon-Yi (or, in fact, to her other children who were adopted). Soon-Yi has stated this since 1992. She is an adult, she knows what happened and her story has never varied.

Though she attacked Soon-Yi, Mia didn't attack Woody. She lashed out verbally but begged him to dump Soon-Yi and to continue to see her (Mia). Yes, that was pathetic but that is Mia. Woody wanted out -- too much drama -- and was concerned about the three children he and Mia shared. As a number of people had observed, Mia treated the birth children better than the adopted ones. So a custody battle ensued. As an agreement was due to be signed, Mia suddenly emerged with claims that Woody had molested Dylan. It had never happened before, but now it had happened. Mia took the child to a doctor. She took the child to the doctor twice, two days in a row, because the first time Dylan didn't say what Mia wanted -- that she'd been molested. Mia also began taping Dylan and editing the tape (which she would then leak to a local news station that decided not to air it). There would be two investigations and the investigators would find no proof Dylan had been molested. One investigation would offer that it appeared Dylan had been coached by Mia in her statements.

Mia is a deeply disturbed woman despite having been made a hero of some 'left' men and women.

Mia is opposed to abortion. Though she's wrongly seen as a hippie in the sixties, the reality is that she didn't protest the war in Vietnam and she never has protested wars. She has repeatedly advocated for war -- such as calling for the US to send troops to Sudan. She loves to pretend she's a friend but she's prone to betraying people (Naomi Campbell, to cite just one) if it'll get her personal publicity. She should have been slammed years ago for her lies about autism. Supposedly, one of her twin boys with Andre Previn (either Matthew and Sascha) had autism. Mia appears to have self-diagnosed because a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year in 1965 is the same as a medical degree, and not only was she skilled enough to diagnose, she was also trained to cure. Using lipstick and cellophane, two of the more established medical drugs, Mia cured her son of autism.

Since we're bringing this up, we should also note that either Mia's a liar (she is) or she was very sad when she decided to get pregnant in 1987. Mia would have been 42 when she gave birth. That's too old if you indeed had a child who was autistic, it's also not smart since you might give birth to another child who was autistic. But, then again, St Mia of the Tabloids had the cure for autism, right?

Mia is a deeply disturbed woman. She thought that she and Woody would make MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY together. She thought this despite the fact that she was telling the world that Woody had molested Dylan. How, Woody asked her, did she honestly believe they could work together?

That goes to the reality that Woody did not molest Dylan. Do you really believe that Mia Farrow believed he molested Dylan and that she was still planning to make MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY with him?

Mia's lied forever. Ronan and Dylan were too young to know what was going on. Moses Farrow, who was present and was a teenager at the time, remembers the day of the alleged molesting and states that Woody was not alone with Dylan.

Mia has orchestrated this all along. She, for example, gave permission to the Golden Globes to use a clip of her from a Woody film when the Globes were giving Woody an award. She gave permission. She then took to Twitter (pretending she had nothing to do with the use of her clip) and slammed the Globes and kick started this tired and tawdry story back into the news.

Dylan is a victim because what role is there left for her to play?

She hopes to become a novelist and, if it will allow her to move on with her life, we hope she does well there. Her life has become pathetic and vengeful. She attacks any and everyone who has worked with Woody (except Mama Mia). She doesn't just want to be believed, you understand, she wants to destroy. And so does Ronan.

What does this have to do with a book?

Hachette Book Group announced last week that they were publishing Woody's memoir. Immediately, Dylan and Ronan resorted to more public tantrums. By the end of the week, the book was cancelled.

This makes no sense for a multitude of reasons.

First, Dylan claims she was molested. If you were molested or raped, wouldn't you want to hear the response of the man you claim was your attacker? First off, wouldn't you want some real lengthy comments from your supposed attacker?

Since she refuses to sue him. Dylan could have brought a civil case against Woody long, long ago. She prefers to utilize the court of public opinion where evidence is not required or scrutinized.

Second, why in the world would either she or her brother endorse censorship?

The editorial board of THE NEW YORK POST rightly calls out journalist Ronan Farrow's participation in censorship. This is the same Ronan, remember, who claims he was censored by NBC NEWS. As appalling as it is for a journalist to call for censorship, it's more appalling for Dylan. Dylan's case was long, long ago settled. She continues to make claims and continues to have nothing new to back them up with. The press could -- and maybe should? -- rightly ignore her as a crazy. Instead, they have chosen to cover her. And despite this, she wants to turn around and try to censor someone else.

At WSWS, David Walsh points out:

In the Guardian, Jo Glanville, former director of English PEN and ex-editor of Index on Censorship, pointed out that Allen “was investigated on two occasions and has never been charged. While Dylan and Ronan accuse Woody Allen, he has not been found guilty. Nothing has been proven. There is in fact no acceptable reason for not publishing Woody Allen’s book. The staff at Hachette who walked out were not behaving like publishers, they were acting as censors.”
In any case, there is no good reason for Ronan Farrow to have the slightest credibility on any issue. His history is that of a professional propagandist and liar for the US government in its bloody operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Middle East. As a teenager, Farrow was the protégé of—and eventually speechwriter for—the late diplomat Richard Holbrooke (involved in one imperialist crime after another, from the Vietnam War to the Balkans and Afghanistan). Farrow later went to work for the Obama administration in 2009 in the “Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
He then served as Clinton’s “special adviser for global youth issues.” In that capacity, Farrow traveled to countries like Tunisia in the wake of the 2011 uprisings to preach the virtues of American “democracy.” In his book War on Peace, Farrow explains, for example, that he “put together a small team of Foreign Service officers to focus on the global implications of the youth unrest,” i.e., a US government unit devoted to defending the bourgeois rulers in the region against their own populations. This is the great moral light of the #MeToo witch-hunt!
The allegations against Woody Allen in regard to Dylan Farrow, pertaining to events that occurred in August 1992, do not have the slightest credibility. They were not pursued by the New York Department of Social Services because it found no credible evidence to support them. Earlier, a team from the Yale-New Haven Hospital Child Sexual Abuse Clinic concluded about the child’s claims: “We had two hypotheses: one, that these were statements that were made by an emotionally disturbed child and then became fixed in her mind. And the other hypothesis was that she was coached or influenced by her mother [Farrow]. We did not come to a firm conclusion. We think that it was probably a combination.”
Moses Farrow, the brother of Dylan and Ronan Farrow, in his May 2018 essay, “A Son Speaks Out,” argued that “the fatal dysfunction within my childhood home had nothing to do with Woody. It began long before he entered the picture and came straight from a deep and persistent darkness within the Farrow family.”
Moses asserts that it was “common knowledge in Hollywood that my grandfather, the director John Farrow, was a notorious drinker and serial philanderer. There were numerous alcohol-fueled arguments between her parents, and Mia told me that she was the victim of attempted molestation within her own family. Her brother, my uncle John, who visited us many times when we were young, is currently in prison on a conviction of multiple child molestation charges. (My mother has never publicly commented on this or expressed concern about his victims.) My uncle Patrick and his family would often come by, but those visits could end abruptly as Mia and Patrick would often wind up arguing. Patrick would commit suicide in 2009.”
According to Moses Farrow, his mother regularly beat him and his siblings. “It pains me to recall instances in which I witnessed siblings, some blind or physically disabled, dragged down a flight of stairs to be thrown into a bedroom or a closet, then having the door locked from the outside. She even shut my brother Thaddeus, paraplegic from polio, in an outdoor shed overnight as punishment for a minor transgression.”
Soon-Yi, who would eventually marry Allen, was Mia Farrow’s “most frequent scapegoat,” writes Moses. “My sister had an independent streak and, of all of us, was the least intimidated by Mia. When pushed, she would call our mother out on her behavior and ugly arguments would ensue. When Soon-Yi was young, Mia once threw a large porcelain centerpiece at her head. Luckily it missed, but the shattered pieces hit her legs. Years later, Mia beat her with a telephone receiver.” Needless to say, Moses Farrow’s harrowing account has not received one-hundredth the publicity that Dylan Farrow’s charges have.
Three of Mia Farrow’s adoptive children, Tam, Lark and Thaddeus, died tragically. Moses Farrow insists that Tam died of a drug overdose in 2000 (at the age of 21) after a lengthy battle with depression and that Lark died due to an AIDS-related illness in 2008 at 35, following a struggle with addiction. Thaddeus, 27, shot himself in his car in 2016.
The corporate censorship of Woody Allen’s memoir, in combination with the effort to block the showing of Roman Polanski’s J’accuse (An Officer and a Spy), about the Dreyfus Affair, mark a new and more sinister stage in the evolution of the #MeToo campaign. Anyone who has had illusions about its character would be well advised to open his or her eyes to the truth.

We're not Roman Polanksi fans but we will note that attempting to block his film is censorship and, no, we do not approve. The answer is for a free exchange, a public debate. You can't have that with censorship.

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